Endocrine Health
Laura Paris specializes in a holistic approach to endocrine system health. The endocrine system is an intricate system of glands that secrete hormones which communicate with receptors throughout the entire body. Along with our nervous system the endocrine system directs a wide variety of crucial body functions including metabolism, growth, development, reproduction, temperature and mood.

Laura works with patients who are under the care of a Western Medical Doctor or Endocrinologist to provide a complementary approach to endocrine health. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition can help to support, nourish, and balance the endocrine system. In some cases Laura will detect endocrine imbalances that are mild or treatable with Chinese Medicine alone. She often prescribes labs to assess hormones and monitor progress. She frequently refers patients to Endocrinologists for conventional care. Laura also uses bio-identical hormones when needed.

Chinese Medicine includes many eloquent treatments for hormone regulation, which include hormones secreted by these glands:
  • Adrenals
  • Reproductive: Ovaries, Testes
  • Pituitary
  • Pancreas
  • Thyroid
  • There are also other body organs that secrete hormones that are interesting to acupuncturists, this includes the heart, placenta, kidneys, skin, and adipose tissue.

    Please contact Laura for a consultation or appointment regarding holistic endocrine support.